For a small island country, Japan offers a fascinating combination of old and new from the extremely modern skyscraper strewn cities, to traditional temples and remote villages where life looks much like it did centuries ago. If you think you have had good sushi before, your mind will be blown by the variety of flavors and tastes that await you in Japan!
Studying abroad in Thailand has challenged my most basic assumptions about tourism, society, and identity. It has been the best four months of my life.
The great thing about being an intern in Barcelona is that I was able to work in a different country. CISabroad did an amazing job pairing me up for my internship. As a hospitality and tourism management major, we learn a lot about hotels and restaurants in the classroom but my internship was marketing for an award winning hostel chain. This gave me the chance to learn about the industry in a different way and it really opened my eyes to what is out there.
Pack an open mind with you! When traveling, you are faced with so much 'new' all at once that uncomfortable often becomes the new comfortable. No worries though - it keeps things exciting!